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Title: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2023, 04:13:44 AM
All caught up on my DC backlog so all issues going forward will be the most current drops on Ultra!

Marvel Unlimited
Strange Academy Finals 2
Strange 8
Punisher 8
X-Men Red 9
X-Force 35
Immortal X-Men 9
Daredevil 6
The Variants 5
X-Treme X-Men 1
Secret Invasion 2
Fantastic Four 2
Dark Web 1

DC Universe Ultra
Batman Incorporated 5
Danger Street 3
Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate 1
WildC.A.T.s 4

Comixology
Image! 30th Anthology 9

Hoopla
Something is Killing the Children 28
Something is Killing the Children 29

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Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Jimmy T on March 13, 2023, 04:29:30 AM
Since I got everything 2 weeks early...I only have Dark Web #1 from Marvel this week! ;D

But I didn't read Thanos and Thor yet, so I got 2 issues to finish up anyways!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Perry on March 13, 2023, 12:58:39 PM
Like Jimbo said, we all got Marvel's weekly drop for this week during last weeks "early risers special"  :D, so those of us who read comics last week  :P....  ;) already read most of what we wanted to then. Meaning there is very little (or nothing) that will be on our Marvel new reading list this go-around.
Hopefully that will free up more time for me to get through some more John's stuff and some Hoopla. Though I think the opposite will end up happening, my luck.  :-\ ;D Going to leave a little room for additional reading, just in-case

Oh yeah, Jeff, do you know why there is no issue #13 in the That Texas Blood collections? I am going from issue #12 (at the end of v2) to issue #14 (at the start of v3)? Just curious if you know or have heard... or remember if it was just a throwaway issue?

DCUltra
~Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Book Two (13-19+)
Teen Titans/Legion of Super-Heroes Special #1
Teen Titans #16
Teen Titans #17
Teen Titans #18
Teen Titans #19
~Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Book Three (20-31+)
Teen Titans #20
Teen Titans #21
Danger Street #3
Swamp Thing: Green Hell #2 - Just downloading it to read all three issues when the last one drops. I enjoyed the first issue (but will need a re-read) and hopefully Jeff Lemire continue the goodness and will bring it home!

MU
NADA!!!! (Well, nothing planned anyway  ;D)

Other
~That Texas Blood v3
That Texas Blood #14
That Texas Blood #15
That Texas Blood #16
That Texas Blood #17
That Texas Blood #18
That Texas Blood #19

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Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Jeff on March 14, 2023, 02:20:34 AM
Marvel Unlimited
Strange Academy Finals 2
Strange 8
Punisher 8
X-Men Red 9
X-Force 35
Immortal X-Men 9

Daredevil 6
The Variants 5
X-Treme X-Men 1
Secret Invasion 2
Fantastic Four 2
Dark Web 1

DC Universe Ultra
Batman Incorporated 5
Danger Street 3
Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate 1
WildC.A.T.s 4

Comixology
Image! 30th Anthology 9

Hoopla
Something is Killing the Children 28
Something is Killing the Children 29

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Strange Academy Finals 2 - Awesome! The kids are finally going after Gaslamp and I couldnít be more thrilled! My favorite Marvel book continues to shine.

Strange 8 - This new arc has potential.  This was mainly a setup issue but looks good.

Punisher 8 - Iím not really enjoying this all that much anymore.  Iíll see it through but Iíll be glad when itís done.

X-Men Red 9 - Niiiiice! Evil Vulcan is a fun Vulcan! Canít wait to see how next issues fight is going to go!

X-Force 35 - not the best X-Force issue. Definitely not as good as the issues leading up to this one.  The art seemed off as well but it could just be my memory.  Glad the Beast stuff might be finally getting some resolution.

Immortal X-Men 9 - OMG THAT WAS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry Strange Academy, THIS IS MY FAVORITE MARVEL BOOK.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Perry on March 14, 2023, 06:48:03 PM

DCUltra
~Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Book Two (13-19+)
Teen Titans/Legion of Super-Heroes Special #1
Teen Titans #16
Teen Titans #17
Teen Titans #18
Teen Titans #19
~Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Book Three (20-31+)
Teen Titans #20
Teen Titans #21
Danger Street #3
Superboy #195 (1973) (Legion back up story only) <--- ADDED

MU

Other
~That Texas Blood v3
That Texas Blood #14
That Texas Blood #15
That Texas Blood #16
That Texas Blood #17
That Texas Blood #18
That Texas Blood #19

***********************************

Titans - So major spoilage next... so be careful...
after the LoSH and Fatal Five (times 100) battle that the Titans team was involved in, a battle that was far too brief, the team finds themselves flung into an alternate future... fighting their future selves!! They escape only to find help another group, hoping to help them? The Titans East, which seems to have Rose Wilson, Shazam (Freddy colors) and...  Terra(?!?!)  :o
OH HELL YEAH!!!

Superboy - First appearance
of ERG-1 and... in a way... the last  ;)  *DunDun Duuuun!!* By Drake Buroughs anyway. Not the best comic, of course, but still some interesting stuff in here. Like how Wildfi... I mean ERG-1  ;) had the powers of all most all of the Legion members  :o I didn't know/remember that about him but yeah, he was an early version of the X-Men's Sync it seems :D Superboy's Laser (Heat) Vision? CHECK. Chemical reaction powers of Chemical King? CHECK. Grow super big or shrink to tiny size like Colossal Boy and Shrinking Violet? CHECK and CHECK. Hell, he could even do a good impression of my girl Tinya's powers and go intangible.
And why was he not allowed to join the Legion? Because according to their rules "Every member [of the Legion] must possess a unique super-power. Too much like one or the other? Too bad, you're out!! (Don't tell Mon-El/Superboy  :D) But that doesn't sop ole ERG-1 from sacrificing himself to save Collosal Boy! Long live ERG-1 ... in memory at least  :) (At least for now when years later... well... nevermind
;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Jeff on March 14, 2023, 11:00:20 PM
Titans - So major spoilage next... so be careful...
after the LoSH and Fatal Five (times 100) battle that the Titans team was involved in, a battle that was far too brief, the team finds themselves flung into an alternate future... fighting their future selves!! They escape only to find help another group, hoping to help them? The Titans East, which seems to have Rose Wilson, Shazam (Freddy colors) and...  Terra(?!?!)  :o
OH HELL YEAH!!!

Oh yeah!  I remember that story.  I think I might still have those in the comic boxes somewhere!

This one right?

(https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/732329.jpg)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Jeff on March 15, 2023, 04:58:49 PM
Marvel Unlimited
Strange Academy Finals 2
Strange 8
Punisher 8
X-Men Red 9
X-Force 35
Immortal X-Men 9

Daredevil 6
The Variants 5
X-Treme X-Men 1
Secret Invasion 2
Fantastic Four 2
Dark Web 1


DC Universe Ultra
Batman Incorporated 5
Danger Street 3
Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate 1
WildC.A.T.s 4

Comixology
Image! 30th Anthology 9

Hoopla
Something is Killing the Children 28
Something is Killing the Children 29

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Daredevil 6 - Not a great issue.  I wish theyíd go back to Matt & Elektra fighting crime in the streets.  Iím kind of done with the Hand between this and Punisher.

The Variants 5 - I enjoyed this more than I really should have.  Itís not a great epic tale but it still made me happy in the end. Gail Simone is still good IMO. I think she should do more minis. They suit her.

X-Treme X-Men 1 - As much as I like seeing this team together again, itís too jarring to see their personalities go back to how they were in the Ď90s.  Nice to see Claremont back but the X-Men have changed too much for this to hold my interest.

Secret Invasion 2 - Ooooo! I like! This adds some new depth to the Skrulls. And I like them better as the villains.

Fantastic Four 2 - I really like what Ryan North is doing with the FF.  They are fun to read again!

Dark Web 1 - Iím a little concerned.  I love this premise with Madeline Pryor and Ben Reilly being the clones wanting revenge.  But this wasnít a great kick off.  I donít like the art for starters. It wasnít a terrible story but Iíll be proceeding with caution.



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Gay Titan on March 15, 2023, 09:09:39 PM
Titans - So major spoilage next... so be careful...
after the LoSH and Fatal Five (times 100) battle that the Titans team was involved in, a battle that was far too brief, the team finds themselves flung into an alternate future... fighting their future selves!! They escape only to find help another group, hoping to help them? The Titans East, which seems to have Rose Wilson, Shazam (Freddy colors) and...  Terra(?!?!)  :o
OH HELL YEAH!!!

Oh yeah!  I remember that story.  I think I might still have those in the comic boxes somewhere!

This one right?

(https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/732329.jpg)


Yep, that's the one. Did you read the Terra mini-series?


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Jeff on March 16, 2023, 02:36:35 AM
Marvel Unlimited
Strange Academy Finals 2
Strange 8
Punisher 8
X-Men Red 9
X-Force 35
Immortal X-Men 9

Daredevil 6
The Variants 5
X-Treme X-Men 1
Secret Invasion 2
Fantastic Four 2
Dark Web 1


DC Universe Ultra
Batman Incorporated 5
Danger Street 3
Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate 1
WildC.A.T.s 4


Comixology
Image! 30th Anthology 9

Hoopla
Something is Killing the Children 28
Something is Killing the Children 29

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Batman Incorporated 5 - Hmmm.  A little unsatisfying of an ending to the first arc.  But I imagine this conflict isnít over yet.

Danger Street 3 - I think this needs to move a little faster or I may lose interest.  Or it could just be the voice of the narration that is gettin on my nerves.

Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate 1 - Another preview for future stories.  Huntress: love the character but not this story - pass.  Doom Patrol: Iíll have to get used to Burnhamís art on this but Iíll give the new series a try.  Circuit Breaker: oh heck no. This was really bad.  Spirit World: Not for me.  But I think thereís an audience out there that will like this.

WildC.A.T.s 4 - this book is so freaking weirdÖand coolÖand I love it!



Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Perry on March 16, 2023, 11:37:07 AM
Titans - So major spoilage next... so be careful...
after the LoSH and Fatal Five (times 100) battle that the Titans team was involved in, a battle that was far too brief, the team finds themselves flung into an alternate future... fighting their future selves!! They escape only to find help another group, hoping to help them? The Titans East, which seems to have Rose Wilson, Shazam (Freddy colors) and...  Terra(?!?!)  :o
OH HELL YEAH!!!

Oh yeah!  I remember that story.  I think I might still have those in the comic boxes somewhere!

This one right?

yeah, that's the one

EDIT - well Rodney beat me to it
 :)

But while I am here ...

Danger Street 3 - I think this needs to move a little faster or I may lose interest.  Or it could just be the voice of the narration that is gettin on my nerves.

The narrator aspect is an issue, but this feels really broken... in trying to tie-in so many different comic issue one-shots (which isn't easy, of course), we are left feeling discombobulated while reading this in this format. It isn't fair to the story. This should have been a OGN. If you like the story in this... and know what the story is... congrats, but I do not and I am now waiting for it to be collected, so I can give it a fair shot. I can't judge this series in a monthly read format.
 :-\

Lazarus Planet: [...]  Doom Patrol: Iíll have to get used to Burnhamís art on this but Iíll give the new series a try.

We disagree here as Burnham's art is the main reason I will be here. Okay, mmaybe not the main, but certainly a high factor in my decision. I thought you liked his style on his and Kirkman's "DIE!DIE!DIE!" series but maybe I am misremembering. I claim old brain as my excuse!!!
 :D

EDIT 2 - I think I know what it is now. You probably did like the art on THAT book, but I seem to remember when it comes to your established heroes, you are not too fond of the more stylized approach that comes with his art. Yeah? Did my brain work for once?
 :D :D

/END EDIT 2 -We now return you to your scheduled program already in progress)  ;)

WildC.A.T.s 4 - this book is so freaking weirdÖand coolÖand I love it!

I gave the first issue a try and... honestly I forgot why it didn't hit for me. Maybe the art? Oh hell if I remember now. Please see excuse above and use here as well.
 ;D


DCUltra
~Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Book Two (13-19+)
Teen Titans/Legion of Super-Heroes Special #1
Teen Titans #16
Teen Titans #17
Teen Titans #18
Teen Titans #19
~Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Book Three (20-31+)
Teen Titans #20
Teen Titans #21
Danger Street #3
Superboy #195 (1973)

MU

Other
~That Texas Blood v3
That Texas Blood #14
That Texas Blood #15
That Texas Blood #16
That Texas Blood #17
That Texas Blood #18
That Texas Blood #19

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Danger Street - Like trying to have a discussion with me, this book is all over the place  ;D :D Said it already but I am now waiting for this series to be done before going back in. Or most likely wait until issue 11 is released and then read all of them in preparation for the last issue to hit the following month (? it is a 12 issue mini, yeah? Is that right?)


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Gay Titan on March 16, 2023, 01:32:00 PM
I am still reading my New Teen Titans (1984) #1-9. Packing to move in two weeks and haven't had a lot of time for new issues (online or LCS).


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Perry on March 16, 2023, 01:35:07 PM
I am still reading my New Teen Titans (1984) #1-9. Packing to move in two weeks and haven't had a lot of time for new issues (online or LCS).

Well good luck on the move.
I am not jealous of you at all (I DESPISE MOVING)
 ;D


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Jeff on March 16, 2023, 02:26:27 PM
Yep, that's the one. Did you read the Terra mini-series?

Are you talking about the 2009 one with the brunette Terra?  I think I did read that but donít remember much about it.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Jeff on March 16, 2023, 02:29:07 PM
Lazarus Planet: [...]  Doom Patrol: Iíll have to get used to Burnhamís art on this but Iíll give the new series a try.

We disagree here as Burnham's art is the main reason I will be here. Okay, mmaybe not the main, but certainly a high factor in my decision. I thought you liked his style on his and Kirkman's "DIE!DIE!DIE!" series but maybe I am misremembering. I claim old brain as my excuse!!!
 :D

EDIT 2 - I think I know what it is now. You probably did like the art on THAT book, but I seem to remember when it comes to your established heroes, you are not too fond of the more stylized approach that comes with his art. Yeah? Did my brain work for once?
 :D :D

/END EDIT 2 -We now return you to your scheduled program already in progress)  ;)

Yep. I like his art on most books.  Just was a little jarring here. But Iím sure Iíll get used to it.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Gay Titan on March 16, 2023, 04:59:50 PM
I am still reading my New Teen Titans (1984) #1-9. Packing to move in two weeks and haven't had a lot of time for new issues (online or LCS).

Well good luck on the move.
I am not jealous of you at all (I DESPISE MOVING)
 ;D


So do I, but I have been dating Shawn for three years and he asked us (me, kids, dogs and the sinister kitty) to move in. My daughter will be spending her spring break unpacking, painting and decorating her new room.

He foolishly thought my long boxes were going in the basement. LOL. NO!


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Jeff on March 17, 2023, 02:25:33 AM
Marvel Unlimited
Strange Academy Finals 2
Strange 8
Punisher 8
X-Men Red 9
X-Force 35
Immortal X-Men 9

Daredevil 6
The Variants 5
X-Treme X-Men 1
Secret Invasion 2
Fantastic Four 2
Dark Web 1


DC Universe Ultra
Batman Incorporated 5
Danger Street 3
Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate 1
WildC.A.T.s 4


Comixology
Image! 30th Anthology 9

Hoopla
Something is Killing the Children 28
Something is Killing the Children 29


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Image! 30th Anthology 9
* The Blizzard part 9- Geoff Johns.  - the natives are getting restless and the internal tension is causing problems. Who will live and who will die? Thumbs still up.
* Criminal - Brubaker & Phillips. A Teeg Lawless Christmas tale. Goes about how youíd expect. Awesome.
* Hack/Slash vs Image part 5 - Tim Seeley. More bloody fights with superheroes. Too fun.
* Red Stitches part 9 - Brenden Fletcher. Such a weird story.  Looks like there are more crimes here than we knew!
* Stupid Fresh Mess part 9 - Scottie Young. Ha ha. Short cartoon about Elf on the Shelf.  Just so-so.
* Closer part 3 - Kieran Gillen. Not one of his best. Sadly pretty lame.
* Dead Eyes - Gerry Duggan. Criminal by day, hero by night? Weird premise but a merry Christmas.
* Gehenna part 9 - Patrick Kindlon. This is running too long. Past time to wrap it up.
* Familiar Fears - Chuck Brown. Meh. Witches and monsters.
* Billy Dogma part 9 - Dean Haspiel. One page chapters really drags this outÖtoo much.

Hoopla
Something is Killing the Children 28 & 29 - More bloody messes for Erica to be in the thick of.  Itís all coming to a head and Iím loving every minute of it.


Title: Re: Weekly Reader, March 13, 2023
Post by: Perry on March 20, 2023, 12:04:35 PM
I am still reading my New Teen Titans (1984) #1-9. Packing to move in two weeks and haven't had a lot of time for new issues (online or LCS).

Well good luck on the move.
I am not jealous of you at all (I DESPISE MOVING)
 ;D

He foolishly thought my long boxes were going in the basement. LOL. NO!

Poor guy, unfamiliar with the laws and rules of our ways  :D

Of course, after knocking a ton of books last week, I fall way short this week. Oh well...
An "ALL TITANS REVIEW"
 ;D

DCUltra
~Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Book Two (13-19+)
Teen Titans/Legion of Super-Heroes Special #1
Teen Titans #16
Teen Titans #17
Teen Titans #18
Teen Titans #19
~Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Book Three (20-31+)
Teen Titans #20
Teen Titans #21
Danger Street #3
Teen Titans Year One #1 (2008) <-- Added this 6 issue mini... which didn't help the list thing. HA!
Teen Titans Year One #2
Teen Titans Year One #3
Teen Titans Year One #4
Teen Titans Year One #5
Teen Titans Year One #6
~New Teen Titans v1 (Wolfman/Perez (1-8+) <-- Added... because yeah, I don't have enough to read  >:(
DC Comics Presents #26 (1980)
*Superboy #195 <-- Added to read the Legion story, along with a podcast. Also listened to their next episode's podcast, in preparation of reading Superboy issue 197 (the next issue with Legion in it), but DC Ultra doesn't have that issue.  >:( HAHA, my luck

MU

Other
~That Texas Blood v3
That Texas Blood #14
That Texas Blood #15
That Texas Blood #16
That Texas Blood #17
That Texas Blood #18
That Texas Blood #19

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Teen Titans Year One - Now this started out sooo damn good. It didn't end poorly as much as it petered out. Still worth the read as it is super fast to get through, and the parts with Aqualad are pretty funny. I enjoyed it.

DC Comics Presents - Wow, that was rougher than I remembered :-\  Getting all pumped up from Johns Titans stuff, I downloaded the first three volumes of these New Teen Titans trades, but... well... we will see. I remember these so damn fondly I would hate to ruin a memory. But yeah, I think once I get going I will be okay... I hope  ;D

Titans (Johns) - Issue 20 started a little all out of sorts as it starts right after the "beloved" (;D) "Identity Crisis", so for the first three pages or so, I kept thinking I missed something, but then it became more clear. Good last page